Be strong and DO IT
So I never thought I’d say this but here we go.
Natasha Beddingfield helped me with today’s message.
I’m currently staying at The Hilton for a couple of nights (come and hang out with a few of us from my Facebook Community tonight – we’re celebrating a year of the group being in existence! Details in the group.)
I’ve been hit with the reality of what’s next for me over the past few days and honestly, I think these MANY thoughts, realisations and revelations contributed to me getting sick on Saturday.
Because I don’t know about you, but every single time I’m going to the next level in everything I’m doing in life and business, I feel SO MUCH resistance.
Resistance to me often sounds like someone talking to my insecure teenage self and telling me what I can’t have and absolutely what I don’t deserve.
Questioning who I think I am.
Because how I dare I shine that brightly.
Get back in your box, Naomi. The box we put you in and decided you belong.
And then I realise that I’m not that girl. Not anymore.
But still behaving like I am? Well, that’s a decision. My decision.
And it’s yours too.
And this is where Natasha Beddingfield comes in…
So I’m sitting in my hotel lobby doing some admin and responding to some emails and then suddenly I hear it.
“Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins”
And while everyone else around me is typing away, reading the paper, whatever – I’m here literally awestruck by a Natasha Beddingfield song and for a minute, it’s like I can’t do anything.
And all jokes aside about how silly that is… that is IT isn’t it?
“No one else can feel it for you. No one else can speak the words on your lips.”
Which means you have a decision to make. I have a decision to make.
Here’s what I know… You’ve got something to share with the world. Something big. Huge in fact. And right now, you’re not even sharing the half of it.
How do I know? Well, because I feel exactly the same of course.
But NO ONE ELSE is going to get what’s on the inside of me OUT in the way I need to say it.
So the decision is presented before ME, and I either shrink back from it, make an excuse, put it off, do something else (the list is endless).
OR I GET TO WORK.
That’s literally it.
It IS hard.
It IS safer to stay… well, safe.
It IS your responsibility.
It IS possible.
And most importantly to be honest…
It IS what God is calling you to.
About three years ago, God told me to read the book of Ezra. At the time, I was like “Ezra”? But I did. And now I continually revisit it, because Ezra’s story is such an example of a specific call to a specific people for a specific time.
God was reminding me of my specific call. The specific people my message is supposed to get in front of. For such a time as this.
And now I’m reminding you.
Not that you need reminding of course. Because it’s literally ALL YOU EVER THINK ABOUT. The thing that makes you literally sick and exhilarated at the same time.
Blessed with a burden.
Here’s what the people said to Ezra when they were ready for him to carry out what he’d been purposed for:
“Arise, for it is your task, and we are with you; be strong and do it.” (Ezra 10:4)
There are people saying the same to you. Even if they’re not saying anything out loud. Trust and believe that they’re waiting.
Waiting for you to do what you’re here for.
Waiting for you to get out of your own way.
Waiting for you to recognise that your ‘such a time as this’ is now.
Why would you feel this way if they weren’t waiting?
God’s not about to call you to something for no reason, to speak to no one, is He?
And yes, you’re an introvert, you don’t have the time, what about the kids? Isn’t it going to cost money?
I’ve heard it all. I’ve SAID it all.
But it didn’t go away did it?
Which means we’re back to the decision thing.
What’s it going to be?
The world is waiting for your work.
There’s ONE spot left to work with me 1:1 in my 90 day program EMERGE for the rest of 2017. If you’re ready to be supported, held accountable, challenged and mobilised to do what you’re meant to be doing, then drop me a message, book a call, send a carrier pigeon. I don’t mind how you get in touch but just make sure that if this has spoken to you that you DO get in touch.